Top 8 things to do around Sahl Hasheesh & Hurghada

Hurghada is one of the first and still most popular resorts in Egypt. Tourist season here lasts all year round and prices allow to spend holidays on a budget. Swimming in the sea in Hurghada is possible even in winter, although the water is a little cool. However, a trip to Hurghada is rarely limited to swimming. There is plenty of activities in Hurghada for any taste and each of them is worthy to try.


Swimming with dolphins


Swimming with dolphins is an incredible adventure that will give you the opportunity know better unique marine animals. You can chat with dolphins, ride them and play their favorite games.


Get up close to dolphins on this fantastic snorkel trip from Hurghada. Enjoy a boat cruise to areas in the open sea where dolphins can be found. Admire the colorful coral reefs, and enjoy swimming or snorkeling with dolphins.


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Getting picked up from your Hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the boat, where you will be greeted by the captain and the crew. Beginning an unforgettable sea voyage, snorkeling in the Red Sea, and a chance to swim with dolphins.


The captain will take the boat to locations well-known for dolphin spotting, maintaining a respectful distance. The well equipped boat will travel to several spots to ensure time for dolphin watching and scenic snorkeling. Enjoy the beauty of the coral and brightly colored fish. Along the way, remember to sit back and enjoy the boat ride.


The crew will serve a delicious lunch during the cruise. You will return to the boat in the afternoon and then be transferred back to your hotel.


Diving & snorkeling trip


The Red Sea is one of the best places to try diving and snorkeling. It has a huge variety of corals and other underwater life. Thousands of people come to seaside cities of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and other countries to take diving lessons and explore the Red Sea underwater world.


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Experience the fascinating underwater world in Hurghada during the diving trip. Explore shallow dive sites suitable for beginners as well as deeper areas and walls for more advanced divers. Enjoy lunch served onboard the boat during the trip.


Early in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada for an exciting dive trip. The boat will be waiting for you at the port of Hurghada to take you to the fantastic dive sites nearby. During the dives you will have the opportunity to chill and relax. This is particularly appealing for inexperienced divers and also offers contact with other diving enthusiasts.


Experienced diving instructors will guide you and tell you the specifics of the dive sites before each dive, so that you can enjoy a relaxing day. Lunch will be served onboard the boat during the trip. After diving at 2 different sites you will return to the port of Hurghada and then be dropped off at your hotel in Hurghada.


About the Red Sea

  • The Red Sea is the saltiest sea in the World Ocean. There are 41 g of salts in 1 liter of water in the Red Sea.

  • The Red Sea is the warmest of all seas. In spring the water temperature in the southern part of the sea reaches +30°C and +22°C in the northern part.

  • Not a single river flows into the Red Sea. This is the reason why the water in the Red Sea is crystal clear.

  • The Red Sea is very young. Its formation began only about 25 million years ago.



Desert safari by Quad bike


Riding a quad bike is one of the best activities in the Egyptian desert. Enjoy an exciting quad bike safari ride through the Egyptian desert. Travel from Hurghada as you jump over sand dunes and zip across the sand to a traditional Bedouin village. Meet the locals and enjoy tea and hookah as you compare your cultures.


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Explore the desert by quad bike on this exciting tour from Hurghada. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the quad bikes, where you will have the chance to test drive and learn all the important details of the vehicle before setting off on the tour.

Get into gear and conquer the sand dunes. Let the desert flash past you and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. After about an hour you will reach your destination – a Bedouin village. Here you can relax, drink black tea, and experience the Bedouin lifestyle. You can also enjoy a camel ride before heading back through the sand dunes to the starting point.


Hurghada sightseeing tour


Hurghada is a resort town on the Red Sea coast in Egypt. The city is the administrative center of one of the 26 Egyptian provinces - Red Sea Province. Hurghada has an old centre, El Dahar (or Down Town), a new centre, Sakkala ("Kura", translated as "village") and a chain of hotels stretching along the coast of Hurghada.


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Discover the different districts of Hurghada during the city tour. Explore both the traditional old town and the new, modern city. After being picked up at your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, you will be driven to the fishing village and visit original houses that only have one floor.

It feels like you are a different century. The fishermen get up with the sunrise and go to sleep as the sun sets. Life is simple and traditional here. Visit a shipyard and see how fishing boats are built and restored using traditional methods.

The largest mosque in Hurghada is situated nearby. Here you can learn more about Islam, the main religion of Egypt. You will then continue to the oldest Coptic church in the city. At the end of the tour you will visit the large fruit and vegetable market before you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Tour to Cairo & Giza


Today Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the capital of Egypt. It is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet with a population of more than 17 million people. Cairo can be called "city of contrasts" due to a unique combination of modernity and ancient traditions. Majestic skyscrapers and office buildings are located with mosques and mausoleums.


Cairo is known as "the city of a thousand minarets." The Egyptian capital has more than 400 mosques, each of which is open today. They are located mostly in the old part of the city. It is worth noting that Cairo is divided into several parts. The city consists of the central part, the Islamic part, the old city, the northern quarters and, of course, the pyramid of Giza.


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You will be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada in an air-conditioned vehicle and transferred to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by the Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour in Cairo lasts 10 Hours, from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM.


The tour starts in Giza, where you visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun as well as other artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada. Once there you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Activities with kids


Cairo is perfect destination for holidays with children. If you are staying in a family-friendly hotel, your children will always find something to do. Special activities for children, professional animators and even entire water parks at the hotel will entertain the whole family. Besides, there are also things to do with the Kids outside the hotel.


Aquarium visit

Hurghada Grand Aquarium is the city's first marine theme park. It houses more than 100 animals, representing 1,200 species living in 1 million US gallons (3,500 m3) of marine and fresh water. The Aquarium's notable specimens include: nurse shark, stingrays, green sea turtle, shovel nose guitar shark, eagle rays and more... At the heart of a 24-meter journey inside the curved walkway tunnel with a spectacular underwater view of amazing sea creatures swimming overhead. If you're looking for something interesting to do with your children, then look no further. Also, at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm every day you can have the fantastic opportunity to watch the feeding of animals.


Jungle Aqua Park

Spend a day of fun at Jungle Aqua Park Hurghada and take advantage of the seemingly endless choices of slides, pools, and games. Hurghada largest water theme park has 35 slides, 14 pools, and a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages.


Makadi Water World

Escape the heat and jump in the water of one of Egypt's largest water parks, located just outside Hurghada and featuring 50 water attractions, swimming pools, a children's park, recreation areas and much more.

Parasailing adventure


Parasailing is a recreational activity where one or two people are towed behind a boat while attached to a parachute, ascending up to 30-40 meters in the air with a full 10-15 minutes of flight time.


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Soar 500 feet (152 meters) above the Red Sea during your parasailing experience. Complimentary transportation takes you from your Hurghada hotel to the marina. After a safety briefing, it’s time to head to the skies. You can parasail solo or tandem with a friend. Enjoy 10-15 minutes of flight time, before your return to dry land. The adventure concludes with comfortable transfer to your lodgings.


Camel ride in a desert


A camel is a desert animal and almost everywhere in Egypt you can ride it. If you book a desert safari tour or a quad bike ride, you can also ride a camel during these activities. It is better to reserve these activities in one package to save money.


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Experience the endless expanse of the desert of Hurghada and immerse yourself in the traditional culture and life of its inhabitants at a Bedouin camp. Enjoy a sunrise pickup by your tour guide from your hotel and head to the quad site.

Within an hour you will reach a Bedouin village, where you have the opportunity to experience the culture and daily lives of the inhabitants. You can also enjoy a camel ride through the desert sand. Admire the breathtaking views and watch the beautiful sunset over the desert. Round off the day with a delicious barbecue dinner and grilled delicacies.


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